Research Trends of Program Evaluation Studies Conducted between 2010-2019 in Turkey

Akıncı M., Köse E.

Çukurova Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi, vol.50, no.1, pp.77-120, 2021 (ESCI)


This study aims to determine the trends of the researches on program evaluation between the years 2010-2019 in Turkey. The research is a qualitative research using intrinsic case study design. In the study, 44 research papers conducted between 2010 and 2019 using any program evaluation model were examined. Research findings indicate that in Turkey program evaluation studies have become preferable since 2016, which use a particular program evaluation model as a criterion. Researchers preferred Stufflebeam's CIPP Evaluation Model in most of the studies and most commonly undergraduate and high school programs were evaluated. Methodologically most preferred designs were mixed and non-random sampling and as data collection instruments, interviews, questionnaires, observations, and scales were commonly used. Some results based on the findings of the research show that there are deficiencies regarding the selection of program evaluation models and methodological preferences, and there are inconsistencies between the results and recommendations regarding the quality of the program in Turkey. In order to keep up with international developments in program evaluation, suggestions were made regarding the development and use of approaches, models, and standards that serve the needs of the Turkish education system.